SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A new restaurant celebrated its grand opening in Springfield Friday afternoon.

Mayor Domenic Sarno help cut the ribbon for Del Ray Taqueria and Bar, the Mexican-style restaurant and bar is located at 211 Worthington Street in the former Worthington Street Pub location.

Mayor Sarno states, “I want to thank Mr. Jacinto Blanco-Munoz and his team for their continued belief and investment in our City of Springfield.  Mr. Blanco-Munoz is following his dream and his new establishment will offer a unique and delicious venue that will complement our Worthington Street dining and entertainment corridor.  My staff and I are looking forward to patronizing Del Rey’s and I have no doubts that they will become a staple within our downtown community for years to come.”   

Owner Jacinto Blanco-Munoz told 22News they’ve been working on getting ready to open since June and they held a soft opening 3 weeks ago.

He also said that nearby restaurant owners have been very welcoming to the entire Del Rey team.